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15 September
Heritage Talk: Jack is Back! The Return of Jack in the Green

Presented by Mike Bottomley


In 2015 an attempt was made to revive one of Gloucestershire’s oldest folk customs. Some say The Jack in the Green dates back to pagan times, no-one knows for sure. What is certain was that this colourful custom accompanied by a parade of extravagantly dressed chimney sweeps was alive and flourishing in Gloucestershire in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Through video and song we follow the story of this audacious attempt to bring this peculiar British custom back to the streets of Gloucestershire whilst learning about other strange English traditions that continue to this very day.

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Full Price Concessions
Wednesday, 15th September 2021 11:00 Main House £Free -